Casting Call For Norwegians at Mall of America
If you have even a wee bit of Norwegian blood flowing through your veins, you've got a shot at this.
The No. 1 reality show in Norway, "The Great Norway Adventure," is seeking applicants for their next season.
The show features 12 Norwegian-Americans who travel to Norway for the first time and compete in challenges, with the winner taking home $50,000.
It appears the attraction of the show to Norwegians is seeing how little we Norwegian-Americans know about culture, traditions and habits of Norwegians.
The auditions will be at the Mall of America in Bloomington on November 8 from 10AM to 3PM. You can get on the VIP list by emailing Castingnorway@gmail.com.
In addition to the cash prize, the winner will get to meet Norwegian relatives he or she never knew they had.
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If not for the fact that my great-grandmother married a Dane, I'd be a purebred Norwegian. This got me to thinking about Norwegian culture so I spent a few minutes surfing the web for Norwegian traditions.
One article said Norwegians eat a lot of bread. There's a match. Just like my father, I'll put almost anything on bread. I saw that Norwegians are very punctual. Another match. Like my father, if I can't be 5 minutes early, I'd rather stay home. I just dread walking in late.
They aren't very big on alcohol, but when it comes to modesty, that's a different story. If they feel like wearing skimpy clothing they will. Another match. No not me, my Norwegian relatives. About 40 years ago my father's cousin Harald came to visit from Norway. We offered him a root beer. That brought a stern no. We realized it was that word beer that bothered him. We explained that root beer is a soft drink with no alcohol. It didn't work, he refused to touch it. It was a different story though when on a sunny day we looked out to see his middle-aged wife peel off her top and lay down in the yard and sun herself topless.
Either way I thought I'd mention this tryout coming up in November. At the very least you could get a free vacation to Norway.